Beginning on September 1, 2006, the International Board of Christian Counselors is pleased to announce the addition of the Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (BCPC) and the Board Certified Christian Counselor (BCCC) credential to the Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC) already being delivered to licensed mental health professionals. As AACC President Tim Clinton stated, “Alongside our professional clinicians, we are dedicated to credentialing pastoral counselors and counselors who practice in dedicated ministry but who aren’t state licensed mental health professionals.”

As you are probably already aware, the demand for professional credentials is increasing in all the counseling professions, including Christian counseling. The IBCC will now deliver three distinctive credentials, with credentials for evangelical chaplains and accomplished lay helpers being prepared for delivery next year.

IBCC Now Offers Three Voluntary Credentials to the Christian Counseling World

The BCPCCBoard Certified Professional Christian Counselor—for licensed mental professionals who identify and practice also as Christian counselors. We have now admitted over one hundred well-qualified therapists from every professional discipline to this inaugural professional credential of the IBCC—psychologists, professional counselors, marriage & family therapists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses.

Beginning this Fall, we are also offering these two added credentials:

The BCCCBoard Certified Christian Counselor—for non-licensed and pre-licensed Christian counselors who work and serve in a variety of allied professional helping and teaching roles.

The BCPCBoard Certified Pastoral Counselor—for ordained pastors and pastoral counselors engaged in significant counseling ministry in church and para-church settings.

Now is the grandfathering phase for all of these credentials. Qualifying for admission to any of these voluntary, merit-based instruments will never be easier than it is right now. If you choose to seek an IBCC credential, contact Tyna at 800 – 526 – 8673 or visit us at aacc.net and specify which application packet you are seeking.

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63 Comments

ginery twichell · September 22, 2006 at 1:05 pm

I am interested in obtaining more information about all three of the credentials.

Winford Amos · September 22, 2006 at 9:02 pm

BCPC—Board Certified Pastoral Counselor

Please send me information about this credential.

debra webb · September 23, 2006 at 6:11 am

I would like to receive more info.anout these credentials.

revearle ellis · September 25, 2006 at 10:44 am

We have people who are interested in the child care and the handling of the mental patience at this time we will need five (5) opening for online courses
Rev.dr. Ellis

revearle ellis · September 25, 2006 at 10:44 am

We have people who are interested in the child care and the handling of the mental patience at this time we will need five (5) opening for online courses
Rev.dr. Ellis

Nora A. · September 25, 2006 at 3:57 pm

Please send information on BCCC credentialing.

Jeanette M Williams-Wade · September 26, 2006 at 9:37 am

Much needed licensing for those counsellors in The Body Of Christ!

Jackie Jones · September 26, 2006 at 10:30 am

I would like more information on Board Certified Pastoral Counselor.

Rev Naomi Ambridge · September 27, 2006 at 6:48 am

Please send information about your BCCC program. Thank you. Blessings…

Gary Hamm · September 27, 2006 at 12:26 pm

I would like more information on the Board Certified Pastoral Counselor.

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